The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Emma
Yes, this is an amazingly huge book. No, it's not as big as it appears to be, but that's only size-wise. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a book for readers of either gender and probably almost any age that can read. Also, the number of pages of pictures is far greater then the number of pages of words.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is an amazing story about a young boy whose life was pretty much setting the clocks at a train station and stealing food to survive. That is, until one day he got caught trying to steal a toy to add to an automaton that his father died for. The vendor that caught Hugo turned out to be the great magician Georges Melies who was thought to be dead. Then Hugo met Isabelle, the vendor's step-granddaughter and they form an alliance to get back Hugo's father's journal, which the vendor had taken away as payment for the toys Hugo had stolen. When Isabelle and Hugo root around in an old armoire they found a hidden shelf and a box that has some very big surprises in it.
The characters in this story are very realistic and I recommend this book for anyone who wants a good time without having to leave their seat.Posted by at April 30, 2010 02:52 PM